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NEWS IMPULSE – MONPA HANDMADE PAPER | 29 DECEMBER

Syllabus section: Art and culture

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KVIC Brings Alive 1000-yrs Old Monpa Handmade Paper Industry in Tawang to Revive the Heritage Art; a Historic Feat for North East

About:

• The art of making Monpa handmade paper originated over 1000 years ago.

• This handmade paper was a major source of livelihood for the locals.

• However, the handmade paper industry almost disappeared in the last 100 years.

• Recently, KVIC commissioned a Monpa handmade paper making unit in Tawang which aims at reviving the art and engaging the local youths with this art professionally and earn.

• The Monpa handmade paper, will be made from the bark of a local tree called Shugu Sheng, which has medicinal values too. Hence availability of raw material will not be a problem.

 

Source- PIB

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